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Association Description
Founded in 1982, the ESD Association is a professional voluntary association dedicated to advancing the theory and practice of electrostatic discharge (ESD) avoidance. From fewer than 100 members, the Association has grown to more than 2,000 members throughout the world. From an initial emphasis on the effects of ESD on electronic components, the Association has broadened its horizons to include areas such as textiles, plastics, web processing, cleanrooms, and graphic arts. To meet the needs of a continually changing environment, the Association is chartered to expand ESD awareness through standards development, educational programs, local chapters, publications, tutorials, certification, and symposia.
A World-Wide Organization

Although founded and headquartered in the United States, the ESD Association has a strong international flavor. Its members come from more than 30 countries throughout the world. They serve on Association Standards Committees, present technical papers at the annual EOS/ESD Symposium, and provide the communication links with similar organizations in other countries.

The Association has established informal and formal relationships with similar organizations in various countries. The formal relationships include the Reliability Center of Japan, Productivity Standards Board (PSB) in Singapore, Electronics Industry Association of Japan (EIAJ), ESD Forum of Germany, ESREF in Europe, and ABRICEM in Brazil.
The ESD Association has the responsibility of representing the interest of the United States at the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) in the area of electrostatics. With the increasing need for global harmonization in the area of standards, the international focus of the ESD Association is vitally important.
Logo Use Statement
The ESD Association logo use statement
Logo Infringement

badcertCertificates of Conformance which have been issued by Antistatica de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. improperly bear the name and logo of the Mexico ESD Local Chapter. ESDA attests that there is no association, affiliation, or sponsorship by the ESD Association or the local chapter. The ESDA and its local chapter do not issue certificates of conformance for products and do not grant the use of their logos for anything other than official association or chapter business and correspondence.

The ESD Association logo is being used in violation of the Logo use Statement by Shen You Electronic Pvt Ltd. and Shenzhen Yihexingye Technology Co. Ltd. as listed on www.tradebanq.com. These organizations are in no way associated or affiliated with the ESD Association.

Vinke logoThis logo is being used by Vinke Technology Co., Ltd. located in Shanghai, PRC. This organization is in no way associated or affiliated with the ESD Association.

The Industry Council is an independent Institution focused on target levels of ESD component testing, applying the HBM, MM and CDM standards. Roadmap LIFBtwIn Memory of Ed Weggeland

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